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The chairman of Israel Beitenu said that the important issue in the protest against the legal revolution is the settlement of the issue of religion and state: "Shas and Torah Judaism - counterfeiters of Judaism." Lieberman called not to demonstrate at the national ceremonies and urged the Minister of Defense to express a firm position on the refusal to volunteer for the reserves: "must say clear things"

On video: an interview with MK Avigdor Lieberman (Walla system!)

The chairman of the Israel Beitenu party, MK Avigdor Lieberman, was interviewed today (Thursday) by Walla!

And he called on Defense Minister Yoav Galant to come forward with a firm position regarding the legal revolution in the shadow of the reports, according to which Galant warned that the security system would be harmed if the promotion of the reform continued even if he resigned from his position.

"The Minister of Defense must speak much more clearly," Lieberman said in an interview with his Tel.

"We hear hints and leaks. He needs to come forward and respond to very clear things. There is no doubt that he needs to resign if he is not listened to. He is responsible for the operational competence of the IDF.

The whole process we are going through - harms the operational competence".

According to Lieberman, the most important issue in the protest against the legal revolution is the separation of religion and state.

"This is just the first wave of the protests," he says.

"The second wave will come against the background of religion and state if the law of the overcoming clause and the law of evasion - which the ultra-Orthodox call the basic law of learning Torah - are passed. The third wave will come with the economic crisis in the middle of June and that will be the peak. An economic protest will be harmed by a protest of religious coercion."

The chairman of Yisrael Beitenu commented on the planned demonstration tonight in Bnei Brak and announced that he has no intention of going there. "I don't want anyone to accuse me of creating provocation and fanning the flames," he stated and attacked the Shas and Torah Judaism.

"We need to separate the ultra-Orthodox public from the businessmen of the ultra-Orthodox parties. The businessmen are not interested in Judaism. All they are interested in is power, money and respect."

So what did the residents of Bnei Brak do that should be demonstrated in front of them and not in front of the ultra-orthodox leadership?

"The protest goes right to the homes of those businessmen, those MKs of Torah Judaism.

My understanding is also in front of the houses of Shas leadership, including in front of Aryeh Deri's house. This is the correct address. In the end, you have to understand: what Shas businessmen and Torah Judaism are doing is perverting Judaism and counterfeiting Judaism.

Our sources have nothing to do with preaching.

Where does it say you must not be a fighter?

Yehoshua ben Nun for example.

They were all fighters."

Chairman of Yisrael Beitenu Avigdor Lieberman (photo: photo processing, Flash 90 Yonatan Zindel)

The President's outline found a solution precisely to the issue of the ultra-Orthodox and their recruitment

"Even on the issue of work, the great men of Israel all worked. It is enough to mention Rashi and Rambam who worked full-time. This whole requirement that yeshiva students should not serve and should not work is a falsification of Judaism. Regarding the President's outline , I said that it could be used as a basis for negotiations. I did not accept him as his writing and his words."

Lieberman also clarified that there is no fight against Netanyahu here.

"There is an attempt here to take over the state - from the committee for appointing judges to the media. Yariv Levin is just the megaphone of the entire revolution. The real engine consists of Shas businessmen and Torah Judaism," said Lieberman. He added and noted that "religion and state must be separated


This is the most urgent and necessary thing.

Today there are 170,000 yeshiva students.

We can't afford it financially.

We talk about equal burden even in the context of military or civil service, but we have to go to work."

In your opinion,

"Everything is important and related to each other. First of all, we need to settle the matter of religion and state. The state will not be able to survive economically and socially. The tension between the servants and the evaders is at a peak. Gafni said he wants to divide the people into two - those who go to meetings and those who go to the army. Goldknopf wants to compare the The soldiers' conditions for those who study."

Moshe Gafni and Aryeh Deri (Photo: Reuven Castro)

Is there a groundbreaking event of equal burden?

"Without this it will not end. Talk to IDF soldiers, reservists, generals at the General Staff.

First of all, this story harms Israel's security."

In a month, the days of remembrance for the Holocaust and the martyrs of the IDF and the victims of hostilities will be celebrated, and immediately after, Independence Day.


It was announced for the first time that MK Hili Trooper signed a call to Knesset members to refrain from protests on Memorial Day. Lieberman also calls for keeping the national holidays out of the political debate.

Protesting is acceptable and desirable in a democratic society, but not in cemeteries and not on Independence Day or the Holocaust.

These are days that express the unity of the people.

This is not the right place for all the political controversy," clarified the former Minister of Finance and Defense.

Lieberman also addressed the economic crisis: "Unlike politics, you can check the numbers in the economy. What you see - the exchange rate of the shekel against the dollar and the euro - you see the increase. The cost of living is rising and products like chicken are jumping by more than 20 percent. They promised before the elections that they would lower the prices of Electricity, mortgage payments will be frozen. Prices are rising and rising. I suggest that everyone check what is happening with their pension fund, the training fund. The numbers speak for themselves."

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Source: walla

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